Distressed Copper BraceletGwaai Edenshaw (Haida)
"Copper was the first metal to be used by Northwest Coast peoples, acquired in trade from Native peoples from the Coppermine River in the interior. [...] The colour of copper symbolizes wealth [...] The wealthiest of chiefs, to assert his superiority, might cut off a piece of a Copper and give it to an honoured guest or rival" (Shearar 2000: 30-31) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Embossed distressed copper
Dimensions: 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)